Healing Greece: sage tea

One of the varieties of mountain tea, so loved by the inhabitants of Greece, is medicinal sage (Φασκομηλιά). Possessing a peculiar aroma, the drink is consumed both hot and cold. Sage is a mystical spice. Different peoples in different eras called it the “savior of life”, “sacred herb” or “grass of immortality.” Egyptian healers endowed […]

Wild passion for dandelion

The term “grass” (horta, χόρτα) is used by the Greeks to refer to herbaceous plants. However, the concept is also used in cooking to describe the edible greens used to prepare dishes. Horta is either cultivated or can be harvested from uncultivated areas of land (meadows, forests, etc.) where they grow naturally. These herbs are […]

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